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    Description"Finding Ultra "is Rich Roll's incredible-but-true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever. One cool evening in October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight at the time and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us, when granted such a moment of clarity, look the other way--but not Rich. Plunging into a new way of eating that made processed foods off-limits and that prioritized plant nutrition, and vowing to train daily, Rich morphed--in a matter of mere "months"--from out-of-shape midlifer to endurance "machine." When one morning ninety days into his physical overhaul, Rich left the house to embark on a light jog and found himself running a near marathon, he knew he had to scale up his goals. How many of us take up a sport at age forty and compete for the title of the world's best within two years? "Finding Ultra "recounts Rich's remarkable journey to the starting line of the elite Ultraman competition, which pits the world's fittest humans against each other in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running. And following that test, Rich conquered an even greater one: the Epic5--five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week. But "Finding Ultra "is much more than an edge-of-the-seat look at a series of jaw-dropping athletic feats--and much more than a practical training manual for those who would attempt a similar transformation. Yes, Rich's account rivets--and, yes, it "instructs, " providing information that will be invaluable to anyone who wants to change their physique. But this book is most notable as a powerful testament to human resiliency, for as we learn early on, Rich's childhood posed numerous physical and social challenges, and his early adulthood featured a fierce battle with alcoholism. Ultimately, "Finding Ultra "is a beautifully written portrait of what willpower can accomplish. It challenges all of us to rethink what we're capable of and urges us, implicitly and explicitly, to "go for it."


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    Title
    Finding Ultra
    Subtitle
    Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Roll
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307952196
    ISBN 10: 0307952193
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    Libri: ENGM1075
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WSKC
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    Libri: ENGM5740
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14640
    B&T Approval Code: A09010200, A66262800
    BISAC V2.8: SPO011000, SPO035000, SPO048000
    Libri: BODY7800, BODY9000, FITN5000, TRIM5000
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    DC22: 796.42/57092
    DC23: 796.4252
    LC classification: GV1060.73.R65 A3 2012
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    Thema V1.0: DNBS, SHBM
    Illustrations note
    colour plates
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    CROWN PUBLISHING GROUP, DIVISION OF RANDOM HOUSE INC
    Publication date
    01 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Rich Roll has been featured on CNN and has been named "one of the world's 25 fittest men" by "Men's Fitness" magazine. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four children and, when he isn't training or competing, manages the entertainment boutique Independent Law Group, LLP.
    Review quote
    "Rich Roll's "Finding Ultra "is a testament to the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle, break down walls, and redefine what's possible." - John Brenkus, Creator and Host of ESPN's "Sport Science" and "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Perfection Point" "If you liked "Born to Run," you'll love "Finding Ultra."..one of the best books about health and fitness that I've ever read." --Neal D. Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ""Finding Ultra "is the ultimate story of hope, perseverance and endurance against life's biggest challenges." --William Cope Moyers, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption" "Roll has accomplished amazing things, but it is his ability to draw inspiring and uniquely insightful lessons from his experiences that sets him apart from other extreme athletes. "Finding Ultra "is a fascinating read full of practical tips." --Dean Karnazes, nationally bestselling author of "Ultramarathon Man " " " ""Finding Ultra "is about a journey we all take as human beings, when we decide to pursue the impossible and live a life of mission. When I need to dig deeper, push harder, and find a little boost, Rich Roll is the guy who comes to mind. He is inspiration embodied." --Sanjay Gupta, M.D., Emmy Award-winning Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN and "New York Times" bestselling author of "Chasing Life "and "Cheating Death" "You walk away from reading this book knowing you have the total power to transform your life on every level...Roll is immensely likeable, a most compelling storyteller, and a true shaman of health and fitness!" --Kathy Freston, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Quantum Wellness "and "Veganist " "This awesome piece of writing - one-part memoir, one-part how-to, and one part megadose of gut truth - reminds us to wake up and live our best life. Prepare to be entertained, but most